History Explorer Podcast: Holidays on Display

Grade Range: 5-8
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration: 21 minutes
Date Posted: 12/31/2010

In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, curator Larry Bird discusses the development of holiday parades, department store window displays, and light shows and examines larger issues in American culture in the late nineteeth through mid-twentieth centuries including  urbanization, suburbanization, and consumerism. The teacher guide includes discussion questions and related resources.

National Standards

United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

Instructional Strategies